Interface Channel

    • Method Detail

      • getType

        ChannelType getType​()
        Gets the type of the channel.
        Returns:
        The type of the channel.
      • asGroupChannel

        default Optional<GroupChannel> asGroupChannel​()
        Gets the channel as group channel.
        Returns:
        The channel as group channel.
      • asPrivateChannel

        default Optional<PrivateChannel> asPrivateChannel​()
        Gets the channel as private channel.
        Returns:
        The channel as private channel.
      • asServerChannel

        default Optional<ServerChannel> asServerChannel​()
        Gets the channel as server channel.
        Returns:
        The channel as server channel.
      • asChannelCategory

        default Optional<ChannelCategory> asChannelCategory​()
        Gets the channel as channel category.
        Returns:
        The channel as channel category.
      • asCategorizable

        default Optional<Categorizable> asCategorizable​()
        Gets the channel as categorizable.
        Returns:
        The channel as categorizable.
      • asServerTextChannel

        default Optional<ServerTextChannel> asServerTextChannel​()
        Gets the channel as server text channel.
        Returns:
        The channel as server text channel.
      • asServerVoiceChannel

        default Optional<ServerVoiceChannel> asServerVoiceChannel​()
        Gets the channel as server voice channel.
        Returns:
        The channel as server voice channel.
      • asTextChannel

        default Optional<TextChannel> asTextChannel​()
        Gets the channel as text channel.
        Returns:
        The channel as text channel.
      • asVoiceChannel

        default Optional<VoiceChannel> asVoiceChannel​()
        Gets the channel as voice channel.
        Returns:
        The channel as voice channel.
      • canSee

        default boolean canSee​(User user)
        Checks if the given user can see this channel. In private chats (private channel or group channel) this always returns true if the user is part of the chat.
        Parameters:
        user - The user to check.
        Returns:
        Whether the given user can see this channel or not.
      • canYouSee

        default boolean canYouSee​()
        Checks if the user of the connected account can see this channel. In private chats (private channel or group channel) this always returns true if the user is part of the chat.
        Returns:
        Whether the user of the connected account can see this channel or not.
      • getCurrentCachedInstance

        default Optional<? extends Channel> getCurrentCachedInstance​()
        Description copied from interface: UpdatableFromCache
        Gets an updated instance of this entity from the cache. This is for example necessary if an instance got invalid by a reconnect to Discord which invalidates all existing instances which means they do not get any further updates from Discord applied. Due to that, references to instances should usually not be held for an extended period of time. If they are, this method can be used to retrieve the current instance from the cache, that gets updates from Discord, in case this one was invalidated.

        This method returns the currently cached entity, or an empty Optional if the entity is not cached any longer, for example because it was deleted or the message was thrown out of the cache.

        Specified by:
        getCurrentCachedInstance in interface UpdatableFromCache
        Returns:
        The current cached instance.
      • getLatestInstance

        default CompletableFuture<? extends Channel> getLatestInstance​()
        Description copied from interface: Updatable
        Gets an updated instance of this entity from the cache or from Discord directly. This is for example necessary if an instance got invalid by a reconnect to Discord which invalidates all existing instances which means they do not get any further updates from Discord applied. Due to that, references to instances should usually not be held for an extended period of time. If they are, this method can be used to retrieve the current instance from the cache if present or from Discord directly.

        This method returns the currently cached entity if present, or request the entity from Discord if it is not cached or not permanently cached. If the entity is a fully cached entity and is not in the cache any longer, for example because it was deleted or the message was thrown out of the cache, the CompletableFuture completes exceptionally with a NoSuchElementException. If a request to Discord is made, the according remote call exception will be used to complete the CompletableFuture exceptionally.

        Specified by:
        getLatestInstance in interface Updatable<T extends DiscordEntity>
        Specified by:
        getLatestInstance in interface UpdatableFromCache
        Returns:
        The current cached instance.